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Description of work

'Using every line in Tristram Shandy that contains all or part of the name "Yorick", with volume & page noted in the margins. Thank you to William Harris, Prof Em. Middlesbury College, for his high-fidelity PDF rendering of the third (Volumes 1&2) and first (3-9) editions.
An event such as Yorick's death is aptly marked by visual silence, in which we might want to reflect on his life. As a fictional character life flows from type lines, so this might serve as a summary, eulogy, index. Perhaps a scholar can gain a new perspective by straining at this textual deformation, or by noticing the uneven distribution. And as far as the typographic colour of a page goes, this one's pretty black...'